Program Details

Dramawise: Skylight by David Hare 

Gary Cadwallader
Drama / Storytelling

Course Description

Explore the passion and excitement of Palm Beach Dramaworks' (PBD) production of the modern classic, Skylight. In this thought-provoking and interactive lecture, Cadwallader leads a discussion about the characters, their relationships, the major themes of the play, and provides insight into the life of the playwright, David Hare. Participants receive a copy of the play prior to class, and a comprehensive, informative PBD Dramaguide written specifically for this production. Participants leave with a deeper understanding of the play and its relevance to today's Times Up and #MeToo movements.

About the Instructor

  • Founded in 2000, Palm Beach Dramaworks is a professional theatre company with a mission to engage and entertain audiences with provocative and timeless productions that personally impact each individual. They are dedicated “to enhance the quality of life through the transformative power of live theatre.” Consistent artistic excellence throughout their history places Palm Beach Dramaworks at the forefront of the artistic landscape of Palm Beach County.

    Gary Cadwallader, MFA, is the director of education and community engagement at Palm Beach Dramaworks. As a professional actor, director, and educator, Cadwallader is committed to providing strong, vibrant arts and arts integration opportunities for educators and students to nurture creativity, inspire potential, build confidence, and encourage self-expression. Cadwallader was most recently seen onstage at PBD as Captain Brice in Arcadia and John Adams in 1776 (Carbonell nomination). He maintains a career as an actor and director and has performed across the country at theatres such as Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, ZACH Theatre in Austin, Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Northern Stage in Vermont, and on the national tour of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. On camera, roles include A League of Their Own, The New Untouchables, and Forensics (pilot). He has an MFA from Western Illinois University and is currently the president of the Florida Theatre Conference. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA).

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